December 19, 2013
James Saunders was rejected by his mother and then his father’s family but rebuilt a life for himself when he joined The Convicts Rugby Club. This short film tells his story in his own words.
Sometimes when life is at it’s darkest, a new clan can help you see the light.
This film was made with the resources of the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Larissa wrote and directed the film; Michael sponsored the owl.
Winner, Best Documentary, Shorts Film Festival, Adelaide 20-23 November 2014.
Winner, Best Documentary, Canberra Short Film Festival, Canberra 20 November, 2015.
Selected for Competition, Melbourne International Film Festival, 8 August 2015
Selected for Canberra International Film Festival, 7 November 2015.
Selected for XPOSED Film Festival, Berlin, 2015
Selected for Sydney Film Festival, Traveling Film Festival
Bundaberg 10-12 October 2014 – Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bourbong Street, Bundaberg QLD
Toowoomba 10-12 October 2014 – Toowoomba Strand Cinemas, Margaret Street, Toowoomba QLD
Mackay 17-19 October 2014 – Programming in discussion – Mackay City Cinemas, Gordon Street, Mackay QLD
Cairns 31 October -4 November 2014 – Cairns City Cinemas, Grafton Street, Cairns QLD
Nambucca Heads 6-9 November 2014 – Majestic Cinemas, Pacific Highway, Nambucca Heads NSW
Port Macquarie 7-9 November 2014 – Majestic Cinemas, Horton Street, Port Macquarie NSW
Townsville 14-17 November 2014 – Warrina Complex, Dalrymple Road, Currajong, Townsville QLD
Selected for Antenna Documentary Film Festival, 18 October 2014, Verona, Paddington, NSW.
Selected for Rhode Island International Film Festival, 5-10 August 2014, Providence, RI, USA
Selected for Frameline 38, screening 27 June 2014, Victoria Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USA
Selected for Wairoa Maori Film Festival, screened 1 June 2014, Nuhaka, New Zealand
Selected for My Queer Career 2014, screened 18 February 2014, Events Cinemas, George Street, Sydney
Australian Film Television and Radio School – 11 December 2013
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